Posts Tagged ‘2009’

A mixture of dance, music, and a heart warming storyline. The story is about Nomalanga, a teenage girl who chooses to defy her abusive father just so can follow her dream of pursuing a career in the arts. Events that take place in the build-up to her success add to all the drama.
Rating:2/5 stars
S.M

Highly recommended. I was sceptical going in, but was bowled over and enjoyed it thoroughly. Polished performance by three actors, this drama also incorporate poetry. It’s funny and educational play that depict how children end up on streets. It’s the drama at its best. Go to the library hall and be entertained by Tebza, Busi and Sticks. Language is Xhosa and English.
Rating:4/5 stars
YT

A short, intense play about a relationship under pressure and the choices people make, all developed within the metaphor of a chess game. The dialogue and the references to chess were sometimes a bit difficult to hear and to follow, but the conviction of the performers’ kept the audiences’ attention throughout.
Rating:3/5 stars
TK

The Carnival in this love story is the merry-go-round of meeting and loss. The beautiful pain of remembered laughter and passion is movingly and fittingly presented through mime and song. An imaginative and elegant piece of dance theatre that will delight, move and inspire you. Don’t miss it this time round.
Rating:5/5 stars
PB

Doubtless inspired by his pasa doble in the sudden death of Strictly Come Dancing, Rob Van Vuuren directs this dance macabre featuring Scott Sparrow, who matches Rob himself for athleticism and versatility. Leila Anderson provides a perfect foil for Sparrow as she partners him in “another final performance?” in the Graveyard theatre. The audience loved it. Suitability – all ages.
Rating: 4/5 stars MW

African sing and dance pays tribute to Africans of old and new. Powerful verse provides you with a sensation of bewilderment through vibrant speech and decorative ware. Bare in mind this is in African language so you may want to bring a translator along. A clear message.
GS

Dance Spectrum is an exquisite performance of contemoorary and jazz dance performed by very talented young dancers from the national school of the Arts. With a beautiful duet by Saraje Sowter and Thamsanqa Tshabalala titled ‘The moment I said it’. A mix of funky jazz and contemporary that makes for great entertainment.
Rating 4/5 stars
AZ

Wat gebeur as al die sprokies gekanselleer word? Kom kyk hoe gunstellinge soos Liewe Heksie en Hansie en Grietjie die Koning probeer oorreed om hul te spaar. Daar is musiek en dans vir die kleingoed, onverwagte draaie vanaf die gewone sprokies so die ouer kinders wat die verhale ken sal dit ook geniet.

English: Sprokiesland word spokiesland What if all the fairy tales get cancelled? Join favourite characters – from Liewe Heksie to Sleeping Beauty – as they try to convince the King otherwise. Completely Afrikaans, it features music and dance for the little ones, is interactive and fun for kids a bit older, with a grown up joke or two for mom and dad.

Rating 3/5

ADP

Ramabulana and Kani put on a brave and moving two-man show about their search for identity, based on fascinating personal experiences. Superb story telling techniques and novel use of the stage with the murals.

Takes a while to get into but once you do they will leave you weeping. The stories connect cleverly: with sad twists.

Rating 5/5

MM

A comedy that will leave you in fits. Candice Lynn Williams’ A Girl’s Best Friend is a story about a girl on the eve of her wedding when her Maid of Honour tries to organise a hen night for her. Terribly funny; great acting. Wholly recommended.

Rating 5/5

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